Jonathan Marshall

Small-scale renewables plan clashes with big energy

By / January 6, 2010

The San Francisco Chronicle published an interesting viewpoint held by Bill Powers, California engineer and energy consultant. Powers argues that instead of focusing on large-scale solar and wind farms, the U.S. needs to turn to small-scale, local renewable harvesting, i.e., cover every available surface with solar panels, put turbines on rooftops and ditch the sprawling…

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